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Jets Cut LB Bryan Thomas

The Jets have released linebacker Bryan Thomas, their longest-tenured player, to make room on their roster for cornerback Donnie Fletcher, who was signed off the practice squad.

Bryan Thomas
Bryan Thomas (NFL via Getty Images)

Thomas was the team’s first-round draft pick in 2002 and has been a key part of the Jets’ defense. He missed most of last season with a torn left Achilles tendon, but was re-signed to a one-year contract in March.

Thomas has been dealing with a hamstring injury the last two weeks, and was listed as doubtful for the Jets’ game at Miami on Sunday. He was replaced in the starting defense by Garrett McIntyre.

There’s a chance Thomas could be back with the team because he’s a vested veteran with a guaranteed salary and is not subject to waivers.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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